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Oh no! Your worst iPhone 6 Plus fear has been confirmed

Published Sep 19th, 2014 11:36AM EDT
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Teardowns

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally hit store shelves on Friday in many markets across the globe, and some buyers already went ahead and put both devices through drop tests right after leaving Apple’s retail stores. While the iPhone 6 models have a sturdy design, chances are that non-sapphire display will break in certain cases, requiring users to shell out additional cash for repairs. Luckily, it appears that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are even easier to repair than last year’s models, according to iFixit.

FROM EARLIER: Try not to cringe at these brutal iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus drop test videos

The company, which is well-known for its thoroughly detailed repair guides, has purchased its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Australia, and immediately dismantled both units.

Now for some bad news…

In the process, iFixit also confirmed that both iPhone 6 units come with just 1GB of RAM on board.


iFixit also revealed that the new iPhones’ battery capacities are, just as expected, 1,810 mAh for the 4.7-inch iPhone and 2,915 mAh for the 5.5-inch phablet. Furthermore, the teardown processes seem to confirm many of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus component leaks that showed up in pictures and videos well ahead of the iPhone 6 announcement event.

Interestingly, any teardown aficionados who have checked out previous similar iOS device teardowns will immediately notice there are plenty of tiny Apple logos plastered all over the place inside the phone, not just on the A-series processor where you’d expect one to be.

Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units have received a 7 out of 10 repairability score, 1 point better than the iPhone 5s.

A video showing the iPhone 6 Plus teardown follows below, while the detailed iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardowns are available at the source links.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.